Factors that affect the cost of a Samsung Galaxy phone include the cost of components, marketing, assembly and distribution. The price is also determined by the countries and carriers that offer the phone.
Prices for the Samsung Galaxy vary based on the model and the storage capacity. For example, Samsung released two versions of the phone for the sixth edition, the Galaxy S6 and the more expensive Galaxy S6 Edge. Each was available with 32, 64 or 128 gigabytes of storage.
Certain carriers offer the Galaxy at a lower price when it's purchased with a two-year contract. Carriers may also offer the option to pay the phone off in monthly installments.